A Review of “Poole’s Paradise” by John Vorhaus

When you’re Alexander Poole, everyone’s your teacher: A skeevy stereo salesman, master of the bait and switch. A flaky folk singer and his dog that reads Tolkien. A drug dealer loan shark with a passion for trees. A ballsy townie chick who turns you on to Springsteen. Your wiseass roommate whose favorite pastime is smoking your dope. Your first college girlfriend who has sex with you to confirm that she’s gay. Even your one true love. Together they point you to paradise – Poole’s Paradise – but what will it cost to get in? … More A Review of “Poole’s Paradise” by John Vorhaus

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The Writer Unboxed UnConference: The Journey to My Own Moveable Feast

“Yet, ever since the beginning of this whole literary pipe dream, Writer Unboxed has been there. If you’ve followed me for more than five minutes, then you know how I feel about this group; I’ve found my Stein. Bartender, pour me a Guinness.” … More The Writer Unboxed UnConference: The Journey to My Own Moveable Feast

Sunflowers for Tina

On August 23rd, we lost Tina Downey, a dear member of our writing community, known by many for her generous, loving spirit as well as witty, homespun posts. At least that’s how I remember her. We chatted a few times on each of our blogs on the subject of memoirs and life in general, and … More Sunflowers for Tina